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Ty Gurney Surf School

The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-271-9557
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Money well spent

Ty and his team are fabulous. My kids had an absolutely amazing time and now think they are... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
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Awesome time!

Ty and his team are excellent. Ty, Joey and Brian are always there to make each lesson a learning... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
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The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We customize our surf lessons to each individual, ensuring that students of all levels maximize their surfing experience on the best waves in the world. Our expert instruction guarantees all students will be surfing on their very first lesson!
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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Ty and his team are fabulous. My kids had an absolutely amazing time and now think they are professional surfers. His prices are a little higher than some of the competitors, but it was so worth every penny! Each one of the kids (18, 17,...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School for your children's experience. We specialize in Private and Semi-Private lessons which allows each student to have the full attention from an instructor. Each surfer will be towed out to the break and pushed on every wave....More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Ty and his team are excellent. Ty, Joey and Brian are always there to make each lesson a learning and fun experience. I think their knowledge and patience makes the lessons more than worth it. I highly recommend them to everyone.

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks again for surfing with us Elizabeth! Your were lucky enough to have some of the longest tenured instructors from the school, which makes them very knowledgeable and patient. We hope to see you back very soon for more lessons! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 25 June 2017

I was a little hesitant having my 6 year-old, has only been swimming for 9 months son out in the middle of the ocean, but I trusted Ty with his safety. He was great and my son had an "awesome" (his word) time. His staff...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

It was a blast surfing with your 6 year old son! Ty has been teaching for 20 years, so you had one of the best in the business. We are so happy to hear that your son had an awesome lesson. Until next time! Mahalo,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

My friends and I wanted to try SUP. The website said they can get everyone standing by the end of the lesson but thank goodness they don't MAKE you stand up. I admittedly have a fear of water (I know, I don't make any sense)...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you very much for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! It is always great to hear somebody face the fears. We make sure that the student is comfortable for each lesson. Hope to see you soon, so we can get you standing! Mahalo, TGSS

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Everything about this experience was fantastic. Ty and his team were incredible. We were all surfing by the end of the lesson.

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you very much for learning to surf at Ty Gurney Surf School! Our team here is built to make the best possible surf experience from start to finish. We hope to see you guys again! Mahalo TGSS

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome, one tick off the bucket list, great thing to do in Waikiki,after a short lesson on the beach Brian had me standing on the first wave, excellent way to start a 50th birthday holidayMore

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Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School for your experience here in Hawaii :). The little 2 minute land demonstration on the beach is vital to make sure you have the correct steps down to surf! We wish you a happy birthday again, and...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is how you should do it. Highly recommended, lots of help getting out and, yes, we got up first timeMore

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Ty G, Manager at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Aloha, Thank you for sharing your experience with our surf school! Brian, and all of our surf instructors do there best to prepare by helping you guys paddle out to the break so you are ready to ride waves! We hope to see you next...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

My son and I had a private lesson with Brian (with the super strong toes) and he had us riding the biggest and longest waves in no time. He sent us out on our first wave and then gave us feedback to make adjustments for...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Happy Birthday Again From Ty Gurney Surf School! Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate this once in a lifetime experience. In the water, the instructors are constantly assessing the student to see what went wrong and how it needs to be corrected....More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

These are the folks you want to go to for all things surfing. Made our time in the water great and we watched as they treated other guests to a wonderful learning experience. Many smiles all around!!

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you Shari for sharing your experience with our surf school! Every customer is unique, so we are able to assess and adjust each lesson to specify their abilities. We are excited to see you again for more surf. Mahalo TGSS

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Instructors were patient, nice, and fun I couldn't believe that i actually stood up!!! A highlight of our trip! THANKSMore

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for selecting Ty Gurney Surf School during your trip! Each lesson is structured around the individual to get a strong foundation of surfing. Most people are very skeptical at first, but our instructors work very well to get you to your feet. See...More

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18 May 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for contacting Ty Gurney Surf School. We are located to the East from from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Most customers will either have a short 10min walk or catch a quick car ride over. What other... More
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Joe F
20 March 2016|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha Joe, Thanks for contacting TGSS! Yes we provide a rashguard and surfboard for you to use during your lesson. To book, give us a call (808) 271 9557 anytime. Mahalo!
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